PRESS: Russian coal supplies to Ukraine drop by 85% in June
MOSCOW, Aug 5 (PRIME) -- Russian coal supplies to Ukraine dropped by 85.3% on the year to 12,300 tonnes in June after the government introduced a permissive export procedure, Kommersant business daily reported Monday citing the Energy Ministry’s CDU TEK dispatcher department.
The majority of exporters ceased shipments in this direction, while part of supplies, judging by the statistics data, was redirected bypass through Belarus, the daily said.
From June 1, Russian companies can supply coal to Ukraine only under permissions provided by the Economic Development Ministry. The measures were introduced in retaliation to restrictions on imports of Russian goods introduced by Kiev in April.